1. A date night out
If you’re taking a date out for some delicious food, but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars trying to impress them, then you need to visit Chili Indian Thai and Seafood Restaurant. Every week they have a $25 special that includes a starter and a main meal, so you can splash out for a fancy date without the expensive price tag. Choose off their modern menu which is a fusion of Indian and Thai cuisine for a spicy night out.
Where: 76 Sheridan Street, Cairns QLD 4870
2. A business lunch
Perhaps you’ve planned to meet an important client for lunch and need a place that will both keep them happy and not max out your corporate card. Mature Yogo is a fine French cuisine restaurant with a Japanese twist. Visit here for lunch to try the delectable food. Choose their lunch ‘A’ main with a wine, beer, soft drink or soup for $20. You’ll be served up a tender pork loin escalope, sautéed market fish, chicken risotto or Atlantic salmon for just a fraction of the price, without sacrificing flavour.
Where: Shop G9, Ground Floor Pier Shopping, Pier Point Road, Cairns QLD 4870
3. After work stop off
Rattle N Hum in Cairns is a popular watering hole for locals. You might not know that they also serve up incredible main meals and pizzas, and if you visit between 5pm and 7pm every day you’ll get twenty per cent off! Choose from mouthwatering mains such as chargrilled salmon fillet, flame-grilled pork spare ribs or a crispy wood-fired pizza for only a portion of the price. If you want to grab dinner before heading home, this is the perfect venue so don’t miss out on visiting Rattle N Hum.
Where: 67 The Esplanade, Cairns QLD 4870
4. Feed the kids
The Trinity Beach Tavern has an incredible view of the ocean and a fresh bistro menu. You can choose from a huge range of main meals packed with fresh food and flavour, and feed the kids for just $4. If you’re worried that a family night out is going to turn into a small loan, visit the Trinity Beach Tavern for incredible food and deals.
Where: Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach QLD 4879
5. Quick and easy lunch
Do you need a quick and easy lunch on your work break? Maybe you forgot to pack those leftovers you slaved away cooking last night? Luckily for you, Wawawa located in the middle of Cairns has amazing $8 lunch specials. Choose from Szechuan chicken with rice, Mongolian beef rice or chicken nasi goreng for lunch and you’ll get a full plate of food for less then ten dollars. Keep your spare change that for that afternoon coffee and visit Wawawa today!
Where: 92 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870
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6. Early birds
Limetree Bar & Restaurant — Closed (Updated October 2019)
Most people leave their wining and dining until the end of the working week, but if you visit the Lime Tree Bar & Restaurant on a Monday or Tuesday you’ll get an incredible meal at a discounted price. Order a two-course dinner for $35, or splash out with the three-course dinner for $45 and you’ll even be treated to a house wine, beer or soft drink on the side. Locals love this restaurant, so beat the rush and visit for an early week special!
Where: 28 Trinity Beach Road, Trinity Beach QLD 4879